Ms. Overturf has appeared as guest soloist with the
San Diego Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and Aspen Music Festival in addition to playing as guest English horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National and Seattle Symphonies.
Ms. Overturf has performed with numerous summer festivals including La Jolla Summerfest, the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival where she held the English horn fellowship for three years.
As a chamber musician she has collaborated with artists such as James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, John Harbison, and James Levine, including the American stage premiere of Elliott Carter’s Opera “What Next?”
ANDREA OVERTURF, Oboe and English Horn
currently serves as English Horn of the San Diego Symphony, a position she previously held with The Florida Orchestra. Equally adept at the oboe, she received second prize in the 2007 International Double Reed Society Gillet-Fox Solo Oboe Competition and has presented solo recitals throughout the United States and Asia.
Ms. Overturf is the first oboist in the history of the Juilliard School to graduate from the prestigious solo-intensive Artist Diploma Program where she also received her Masters Degree. She received her Bachelors Degree from the Eastman School of Music graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest performance distinction awarded to undergraduates.
Her principal teachers include Elaine Douvas, Nathan Hughes, Pedro Diaz, Richard Killmer, Richard Woodhams, and Rebecca Henderson. Originally from Seattle, Ms. Overturf is an avid equestrian and visual artist of various media in her free time.